Grosses

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Surpasses the $200M Milestone After $13.2M Monday TakeMay 05, 2015 12:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Avengers: Age of Ultron continued to dominate the daily box office on Monday with a daily take of $13.23 million. In the process, the blockbuster superhero sequel from Disney and Marvel surpassed the $200 million mark on Monday. The film reached the milestone in four days; making it the second fastest film ever to reach the milestone (behind only 2012's Marvel's The Avengers). However, Avengers: Age of Ultron was down a sizable 74 percent from Sunday's performance. That is a concerning early sign given that The Avengers declined 67 percent to gross $18.89 million on its first Monday. The first Monday performance of Avengers: Age of Ultron was much closer to that of 2013's Iron Man 3, which fell 74 percent on its first Monday to gross $11.27 million. With a massive four-day start of $204.499 million, Avengers: Age of Ultron is running 10 percent behind the $226.34 million four-day take of The Avengers and 10 percent ahead of the $185.41 million four-day gross of Iron Man 3.

Lionsgate's The Age of Adaline placed in a distant second with $0.529 million. The romantic drama starring Blake Lively was down 65 percent from Sunday and down a solid 42 percent from last Monday. The Age of Adaline continues to perform on the high end of expectations with an eleven-day take of $23.91 million. That places the film a slim 1 percent behind the recent $24.21 million eleven-day start of The Longest Ride. The Age of Adaline will hope to hold up well this coming weekend thanks in part to the Mother's Day holiday.

Furious 7 followed closely behind in third place with $0.494 million. The seventh installment of Universal's blockbuster action franchise fell 74 percent from Sunday and a sharp 57 percent from last Monday. Furious 7 has grossed $331.56 million in 32 days, which places the film an extremely impressive 45 percent ahead of the $229.19 million 32-day take of 2013's Fast & Furious 6.

Sony's Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 claimed fourth place with $0.301 million. The modestly budgeted Kevin James led comedy sequel declined 82 percent from Sunday and 51 percent from last Monday. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has grossed $51.82 million in 18 days. The film continues to run in line with expectations and is running 14 percent behind the $60.48 million 18-day take of 2011's Zookeeper.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 16 - Sun, Feb. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost Rider$45,389,414--3,619--$12,542$45,389,4141Sony / Columbia
2Bridge to Terabithia$22,562,692--3,139--$7,188$22,562,6921Disney
3Norbit$16,774,294-51%3,1382$5,346$58,855,6172Paramount / DreamWorks
4Music and Lyrics$13,623,785--2,955--$4,610$19,152,5601Warner Bros.
5Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$11,209,911--2,111--$5,310$16,903,5881Lionsgate
6Breach$10,505,241--1,489--$7,055$10,505,2411Universal
7Hannibal Rising$5,418,239-58%3,0030$1,804$22,080,0692MGM / Weinstein
8Because I Said So$5,100,305-45%2,446-83$2,085$33,358,3703Universal
9The Messengers$3,763,213-48%2,183-346$1,724$30,472,0683Sony / Screen Gems
10Night at the Museum$3,703,115-36%2,042-660$1,813$237,336,3319Fox